H.R. Giger

H. R. Giger (1940 - 2014), surrealist and forefather to generations of artists with his instantly recognisable biomechanical and Fantastic Realism style. Well known for his own unique freehand painting style and his use of airbrushing techniques, Giger's surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes gained him worldwide recognition - to date, more than 20 books have been published about his art.

Giger’s most famous book, Necronomicon, published in 1977, served as the visual inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s film Alien - and Giger's work on the film earned him the 1980 Oscar for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his designs of the film's title character and the film’s the extraterrestrial environments. Giger's other well-known film work includes his designs for Poltergeist II, Alien3 and Species, as well as the legendary unmade film, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune.